America's fascination with Korean beauty exploded in 2015 and hasn't slowed down since. The Korean industry's innovative formulas, cute packaging, and sheer volume of affordable and effective beauty products are like a real-life fairytale to U.S. beauty consumers. As Korea continues to infiltrate the stateside beauty market, more and more retailers are picking up popular Korean brands like Etude House and Skinfood, making K-beauty all the more accessible. Speaking of accessible, it really doesn't get easier to shop for beauty products than doing it on Amazon.
If you're a fan of A) discovering under-the-radar Korean skincare and makeup products and B) having them arrive at your doorstep 48 hours after pressing "confirm order," we've got you.
Keep scrolling to shop nine of the highest-rated Korean beauty products available on Amazon, for as little as $6.
This soothing, hydrating exfoliator (which is packed with pore-cleansing Brazilian black sugar granules but smells like citrus) has hundreds of positive Amazon reviews.
With a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, Amazon shoppers are clearly smitten with this lightweight, brightening foam cleanser. Most say the product helps with hyperpigmentation and acne scars and has a lovely floral scent that makes you feel luxurious for just $12.
A slightly "bitten" lip look (as opposed to a super–high impact lip color) is all the rage in Korea, as are the lip stains used to achieve it. Reviewers say this velvety tint is easy to apply, long-wearing, feels soft and creamy, and looks pretty on the lips. Though some say the shades differ slightly in real life from the photos advertised, the product is still worth the $9 purchase.
Amazon reviewers are fans of this cooling eye balm for its ability to quickly moisturize and brighten the under-eye area.
Sounds slimy (and it is), but snail mucin has become a buzzy ingredient in Korean skincare for its hydrating and wrinkle-fighting abilities. Even Amazon hocks a snail cream, which has almost five stars.
Hundreds of Amazon reviewers swear by this oil-control powder, which uses a sugar polymer to control excess oil production.
Korea is known for pioneering the sheet mask, and at $11 for a pack of 16, this Amazon buy is a home run. Among its 3000 positive reviews, users rave of the mask's high-quality essences, hydrating action, and ability to brighten and even out skin tone.
Another find from Etude House, this collagen-infused overnight mask brightens, repairs and hydrates the skin while you sleep.
Only in Korea do beauty products get this quirky. This "whip maker" aerates your cleanser to make it thicker, creamier, and milder on the skin.
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